Kilcoe National School
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Music plays an integral part of life in Kilcoe National School. We believe that every pupil should be given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and be provided with regular performances and to be exposed to a wide variety of musical genres
Music Classes: All children from 1st class up to 6th class learn tin-whistle as part of the school curriculum. Any children who wish to learn a second instrument can partake of tuition as part of our after-school music programme. Lessons are provided by qualified music teachers on guitar, fiddle, flute, button accordion, piano accordion, concertina, banjo and mandolin.
Irish Song Competition winners: We were recently announced as national winners of the Rí Ra le Hector Irish Song Competition organised by Conradh na Gaeilge. You can view a video of our song on our youtube channel.
Cor fheile na Scol: Our Grúpa Cheoil were priviliged to be invited to perform in this year's Cór Fhéile na Scoile concert in Cork City Hall Thursday March 19th 2015. It was a wonderful experience for the children to play on the famous City Hall stage to a capacity audience of 1000. click here
Recent Performances: In November and December 2014 and most recently October 2015 we entertained the Senior Citizens of the parish at their gathering in Church Cross. We also performed at Carols services at St. Comhgalls Church Lisheen and St. Matthews Church Aughadown. We played for the official opening of our local pitch and walk way in Church Cross in September 2015.
Tuning Up Programme: The Tuning Up programme in partnership with West Cork Music provides our students with the unique opportunity to experience a live music performace first hand from virtuoso musicians. In October 2015 we experienced an engaging performance and workshop from the Woodpecker Recorder Quartet. click here In October 2014 we welcomed the London Chamber Brass Quintet to our school hall. click here
Waltons Music for Schools: We were National Finalists in the Waltons Music for Schools Competition in 2012 and performed in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. We were highly recommended for our entry in February 2015.
SCT Music Exams: Each summer a large number of our students sit the SCT Traditional Music Exams with his years group achieving exceptional results
Church choir: Our students are members of our church choir and regularly play music at mass.
Feis Maithiú: Our Grúpa Cheoil were winners of the Under 15 Grúpa Cheoil competition at the Feis Maithiú in Cork City in 2013. click here